Cedric Kipre is likely to leave West Brom this month according to Birmingham Live journalist Joe Chapman.

There has been a lot of speculation regarding the defender’s future at the club amid interest from Blackburn Rovers this month.

And it is believed that the Baggies are open to a move if they can find a defensive addition of their own, with the likes of James Tomkins and Mamadou Sakho having being linked.

Chapman has offered an interesting update on the matter, indicating Slaven Bilic, like Sam Allardyce, had plans for Kipre to depart in January.

He tweeted, “He’ll be gone, most likely, if they can get someone else in. Was certainly Bilic’s intention,” while also adding that Big Sam is after four more signings.

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Albion’s decision to make a £1million move for Kipre in the summer seemed a well-calculated move given Wigan’s problems.

However, what we really needed was Premier League experience and leadership at the back to help the likes of Semi Ajayi and Dara O’Shea.

And no, we don’t believe Branislav Ivanovic was the right option to provide those attributes.

Neither was Kipre, however, and the fact he has failed to impress both Bilic and Big Sam suggests he is not yet ready for the Premier League.

Rejoining a Championship side, permanently or on loan, is the best options for both parties involved.

Kipre would get some much-needed game time and we could free up his wages for better use elsewhere.

It is vital Allardyce is allowed to bring in his own players, as if he can’t trust Kipre and others to perform there is simply no reason to keep them at the club.

In other West Brom news, many Baggies fans are excited by a striker being linked to the club.

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